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Who's name always makes you smile?

(67 Posts)
chaosisawayoflife Thu 22-Oct-09 08:26:35

For me, its the radio 2 newsreader Fenella Fudge. I think it sounds like a Harry Potter name but it always makes me smile.

Cluttergump Thu 22-Oct-09 10:55:40

i like that name too.....prob cos it sounds like vanilla fudge which i particularly like...grin

i always chuckle with DH at Riz Lateef.....imagine someone is going to come on screen with two buckteeth made from rizla papers....silly smile

persephoneplum Thu 22-Oct-09 10:57:02

Anton Enis (yes, said like the other word with the p on the front) - newsreader

Also, a little Aurelia I know... just because it's so refreshing and distinguished and I feel joy when I hear it.

4GHASTLYGHOULSandnotout Thu 22-Oct-09 10:58:35

I was about to post Fenella Fudge as soon as i read the thread title grin

TheMightyToosh Thu 22-Oct-09 11:00:09

Nina Nana - used to be a weather girl but I think she does national news sometime now.

chaosisawayoflife Thu 22-Oct-09 13:52:48

I'm not going to be able to hear Riz Lateef again without chuckling now! Never saw it that way before.

Disenchanted3 Thu 22-Oct-09 13:54:37

Yes Nina Nana! That always makes me grin

Alistair Darling always makes me chuckle as it sounds like his mummy is calling him!

Iklboo Thu 22-Oct-09 13:54:47

I like Nina Nana too - she gets called Nanoo Nanoo in our house

Iklboo Thu 22-Oct-09 13:55:49

And there's a prouction person on Rick Stein's show called Arazoo Farazad - which sounds much better if said out loud in the style of a Harry Potter spell

TheDevilEatsBabies Thu 22-Oct-09 13:55:54

in nottingham there used to be a solicitor called Rupert Bear.


ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Thu 22-Oct-09 13:59:10

I have to say it because it's making my teeth itch - it's "whose name" not "who's name".

<<shuffles off>>

chaosisawayoflife Thu 22-Oct-09 14:06:43

oh ffs

Amarie Thu 22-Oct-09 14:16:20

My dh always laughs at poor Riz lateef too .... but his take is that she steals rizlas (rizla-thief!) rather than has them as teeth wink. She cannot appear on our tv without him chuckling!

Amarie Thu 22-Oct-09 14:21:27

ADragon... - it would only be "whose name" if the sentence went .... "a person whose name makes you smile". But the current question "Who's name makes you smile?" is grammatically correct. Shuffle on.

LynetteScavo Thu 22-Oct-09 14:23:03

A boy at my sons school called Newton. For ages DS though he was called Mutant. grin

NorbertDentressangle Thu 22-Oct-09 14:25:35

Tulip Mazunda ( a radio news person IIRC) - especially as I first heard it as Gazunder which was the name my grandparents used for chamber pots (ie. "gazunder" the bed)

NorbertDentressangle Thu 22-Oct-09 14:26:11

lol at Mutant grin

chaosisawayoflife Thu 22-Oct-09 14:29:46

Thank you so much Amarie, I've been sitting here stewing and huffing about having my grammatical errors pointed out for all to see. I think that posting on a thread just to point and laugh at someone's mistakes is a pretty sad way of making yourself feel superior and if I was right all along then I'm very happy!

deleting Thu 22-Oct-09 14:39:28

definately nina, also tanita tikaram (showing age) and jay vydelingum (classic fm newsreader).

deleting Thu 22-Oct-09 14:43:21

norbert dentrassangle! always makes me chuckle on motorway.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 22-Oct-09 14:47:42


MrsVik Thu 22-Oct-09 20:24:13

Edward Woodwood.

allaboutme Thu 22-Oct-09 20:27:06

Love Tulip Mazunda on radio 1, also like Pixie McKenna the Dr on the TV

lilyjen Thu 22-Oct-09 20:29:04

A weatherman called Ben bot

CheeeseOnToast Thu 22-Oct-09 20:31:33

I also love Riz Lateef. I've always pictured her with rotten smokers' teeth (you know what i mean, teeth that look a bit brown or dirty and nicotine stained). By no way implying that those who smoke all have rancid teeth, thats just the association I make!!

But she has lovely, white teeth so somewhat disproves my silly theory hmm grin

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